Song of the Day #3,979: ‘Darker With the Day’ – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

After counting down my own favorite albums of 2001, I now turn my attention to ten albums from that year that I don’t know well. This is the part of the Decades series that is usually both reassuring and disappointing for me.

The fact is, I almost never unearth any albums in this process that break into my regular rotation. So that tells me I must be doing a pretty good job rooting out the things I like in the first place. But on the flip side, I’d really like to find some new gem that has a real chance of cracking my own list of favorites.

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Song of the Day #2,106: ‘Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow’ – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

nick_caveJack Antonoff’s final Rolling Stone Guest List selection is a song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

I must confess to a complete ignorance of Cave’s work. I feel like I’ve heard the name more times than I can count, often cited as an influence by artists I admire, but I’ve never taken the time to explore the man’s music.

I’m grateful to Antonoff for giving me that opportunity.

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